Saturday, December 31, 2011

celebrating





christmas was celebrated,
candles burning low,
cakes, clementines and
chocolates consumed,
the tree glowingly
present,
and now
to welcome
a new year.
happy new year!
see you in 
2012.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

happy christmas




















the tree has been
brought into the
house
and is
ready
for decorating.
wishing everyone

happy christmas.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

christmas market




















































































































































we went to the
christmas market
at the
distillery district,
a perfect setting.
there was a beer garden
booths with
products of many
kinds,
a giant christmas tree,
entertainment, dancers
and a choir singing,
captive reindeer,
cries of petrified
children from
the santa enclosure.
still no snow
here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

sunday


















































clear sky
a
chill in the air,
bricks
and sticks
on
the pond
surface.

Friday, December 9, 2011

friday


















have a sweet weekend

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

in the kitchen


















i have been busy in the kitchen,
the other day i finished making
the christmas pudding
(later than planned again)
and baked for the first time
a dundee cake.
they can be left for up to 3
months for the flavour
to improve, i am not that
patient to wait that
long, new year's day
maybe?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

december













































dark december,
lights on,
candles lit,
the wait
begins.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

dancing


















































dancing
at the dance
studio.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

a long november afternoon






















































































































































































































november has been
mild,
enjoy these days like
a gift,
out of the house
to a busy cafe
for italian water
and an eggplant
parmigiana sandwich
(not very parmigiana)
with a smattering of
olives and beans,
a walk
through a familiar
neighbourhood
(come along and we
will stop for coffee).
the leaves have fallen
from the trees,
ready for raking
and raking and
endless raking.
current soundtrack autumn leaves
or even better les feuilles morte.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

christmas craft sale




































































































































































'tis the christmas craft sale
season
at neighbourhood churches
around the city.
a queue of shoppers
at the church hall door
eager for
sweets, home baking,
knitting, crafts and
christmas decorations,
or baubles for special
occasions,
there is always a
crowd around the
snack bar window
enticed by the
delicious aromas.
yes, i did not resist
temptation,
and brought home
a jolly quartet
of gingerbread
lads.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

lunch break



































































































i always enjoy
a cafe
cleverly done in
that decrepit
vintage playroom
style,
even more so
when the
food is
good.
my brie with pear chutney
and walnut sandwich
was most satisfying
and my
companion's
ban bagnat
was very good.